November 27, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee: J. Eriksson
Serie A winner, Juventus is desperate for first Group B win, when they welcome FC Copenhagen at Juventus Stadium. Further more, Juventus is on the bottom of the group after the first four rounds. Still, victory on Wednesday and defeat for Galatasaray would move Bianconeri into second place .
So here we have an entirely unequal duel within the Group B of Champions League , considering that at the Turin Olimpico meet Italian champion Juventus and the Danish Copenhagen .
However , it should be noted that the difference in the quality of these two teams has not come into play so far , because after four rounds, Juve sits on the last place in the group , with one point less than Galatasaray and Copenhagen, which means this match is crucial for Bianconeri in the fight for a place in the knockout phase.
Let us add that the first match between these two teams in Copenhagen ended with a draw – 1:1 .
When it comes to Juventus , we all know that in the last two seasons they are undisputed rulers of Italian football. Since they have by far the most expensive team in the league anything less than that would be a surprise. This season, again the sit on the top of Serie A , after 13 rounds in which they enrolled 11 wins, one draw against Inter Milano and just one defeat, in Florence. Currently the have one point more than the second-place AS Roma.
On the other hand, in the Champions League, Bianconeri do not play anywhere near as good, and we said that after four rounds they are on the last place in their group, with just three points. Antonio Conte’s side enrolled three draws and one defeat against Real Madrid at Bernabeu.
Team Lineups – Probable
Juventus: Buffon – Caceres, Bonucci, Chiellini -– Marchisio, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah – Tevez, Llorente
FC Copenhagen : Wiland – Jacobsen, Sigurdsson, Mellberg, Bengtsson – Toutouh, Kristensen, Delaney – Jorgensen, Braaten – Santin
Conte on ‘fundamental’ clash with Copenhagen
Copenhagen in their ‘must-win’ UEFA Champions League Group B fixture, which kicks off in Turin on Wednesday night.
Pressure on Juventus – Solbakken
FC Copenhagen talked and trained in Turin, Italy on Tuesday (November 26) ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group B clash against Serie A side Juventus.
Juve better than us at times – Jacobsen